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Motorpsycho - Soothe Album

Motorpsycho - Soothe Album
Performer: Motorpsycho
Genre: Rock
Title: Soothe
MP3 album size: 1875 mb
FLAC album size: 2143 mb
Style: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Country: Norway
Released: 1992
Catalog number: VOW 027
Label: Voices Of Wonder


1Lighthouse Girl
Written-By – Sæther, Ryan
2Step Inside
Written-By – Sæther
3California Dreamin'
Written-By – Phiillips, Gilliam
4The Wait
Written-By – Sæther, Ryan
5... We All Float Down Here...
Written-By – Sæther, Ryan, Gebhardt
6Sister Confusion
Written-By – Sæther


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
VOW 027Motorpsycho Soothe ‎(12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, Ste)Voices Of WonderVOW 027Norway1992
VOW027Motorpsycho Soothe ‎(12", EP, TP)Voices Of Wonder RecordsVOW027Norway1992


  • Artwork [Steel Cover Execution]Grøten, Motorpsycho
  • Backing Vocals [Brygga Tensing Choir]Bent, Lars, Snah
  • Design [Coverdesign Executed By]Roger Aasegg
  • Design [Coverdesign]Motorpsycho
  • Design Concept [Steelcover Masterminded By]Guttorm Nordø
  • DrumsGebhardt
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals [Background Vocals], Effects [Moog TaurusBass Pedals]Snah
  • Lacquer Cut ByPeter Dahl
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals [Background Vocals], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, PercussionBent
  • Lyrics ByBent
  • Mastered ByKjell Ove Grimsmo
  • Photography By [All Photos]Ragnar Wold
  • ProducerLars Lien, Motorpsycho
  • Recorded By [Recording Engineer]Gebhardt, Lars Lien, Trude Midtgård


Recorded at Brygga Studios, January 2-5, 1992.
Mixed at Brygga Studios, January 20, 22, 23 & 24, 1992.
Mastered at Nidaros Studios, January 21, 1992.

70 copies were released in a steel box Motorpsycho - Soothe with an insert numbered and signed by all members of the band.
About 100 boxes were manufactured, but not all were used.

Side A plays at 45 RPM, while side B plays at 33 ⅓ RPM.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VOW 027 A Audiodisc 920302 PD-CR STEEL YOUR FACE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): VOW 027 B Audiodisc 920502 PD-CR
  • Rights Society: BIEM / n©b


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Voices Of Wonder
  • Copyright (c) – Voices Of Wonder
  • Recorded At – Brygga Studio
  • Mixed At – Brygga Studio
  • Mastered At – Nidaros Studio
  • Made By – Audiodisc AB
  • Lacquer Cut At – Cutting Room



Motorpsycho is a Norwegian rock band from Trondheim. Their music can generally be defined as progressive or psychedelic rock, but they also mix in elements from alternative, jazz, post-rock, pop, country and many other musical styles. The members of the band are Bent Sæther born 18 February 1969, bassvocals, Hans Magnus Snah Ryan born 31 December 1969, guitarvocals and Tomas Järmyr drums. Until March 2005, Håkon Gebhardt born 21 June 1969 was the band's drummer. A press release concerning. Released 1992. Soothe Tracklist. Sister Confusion Lyrics. The Wait Lyrics. About Soothe. Soothe Q&A. More Motorpsycho albums. The Crucible. The Tower. Show all albums by Motorpsycho. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 1992 Vinyl от Soothe на full album. View all Motorpsycho albums. 6 tracks. Released in 1992. Other Motorpsycho albums: Roadwork Vol. 4: Intrepid Skronk. Motorpsycho 6 tracks Released in 2011 Rock. All Is Loneliness. Visions From A Possible Cornucopic Future Wishing Well. Listen full album. The Tussler. Motorpsycho 11 tracks Released in 1994 Rock. MOTORPSYCHO - Soothe. the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of . Generally Soothe is a pretty good release by Motorpsycho though and not even their attempt to mutilate California Dreamin' by The Mamas & the Papas comes off too disrespectful. Just a bit amaturish. A 3 star 60 rating is deserved. Motorpsycho Presents the International Tussler Society - The International Tussler Society. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Soothe EP. Listen to music from Motorpsycho like Psychotzar, Feel & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Motorpsycho. 110 listeners. Play album. Skip to YouTube information about the songs on the release Soothe by Motorpsycho: who covered the songs, who sang the in album Motorpsycho - The Tower 2017. Motorpsycho - The Tower. Motorpsycho - Bartok Of The Universe. Motorpsycho - . Motorpsycho - Intrepid Explorer. Motorpsycho - Stardust. Motorpsycho - In Every Dream Home There's A Dream Of Something Else. Motorpsycho - The Maypole. Motorpsycho - A Pacific Sonata. Motorpsycho - The Cuckoo
It makes the most sense to me to review this album track by track first (which, by the way, isn't always the best sign):

“Lighthouse Girl” is really riding the line between good and bad lyrics in its verses. It’s basically every other line. Bent’s voice sounds amazing as he croaks them out, though, each and every one, and just one great line is enough to excuse any number of dull ones. The metal between verses is serviceable. "Why’s it there?" Because that’s where they put it. Then there’s a longer bit that’s really repetitive. "How is it?" Long and repetitive. The part that ends the song is great, though: it gets repetitive right with stark, higher lines over a crunchy performance from the rhythm section. And plenty of noise. It hits that sweet spot of brutality. So there are a couple great things about this track that make it all worthwhile, but it almost feels like you could drop the needle on them and enjoy them just as much as you do when they come up in the course of the track. “What if it were a nine minute track that all worked together and felt like it meant something, and could really support those great moments?” No use speculating.

“Sister Confusion” is the most creative the band get on this album in terms of harmony and arrangement, but all the pieces come together into a song that has a steady, even flow. The composition is a great demonstration of song-writing craft. The band have the chops to play it. It’s an interesting song to hear. Why can’t I get this to sound exciting. Because Motorpsycho couldn’t. There’s a lot of emotion in Bent’s vocal delivery that the band just don’t support, it all just sounds a bit too controlled. There’s not really enough nuance in the performance. I think it’s a great song that didn’t get the performance that warrants.

"The Wait” is heavy all over, especially at the bottom, with its driving bass riff, and it’s certainly relentless, but it’s not quite brutal, as it takes a lot of creativity and not just power to be a really effective torturer. It approaches it at times: when Bent’s raw, unprocessed vocals come to the front in quieter sections, when the harmonies kick in towards the end, when the acoustic guitar comes in for a few measures in the bridge. The band at least have the edge to pull off this music, and it certainly doesn’t sound too slick or over-produced for hard rock. There are worthwhile moments in here that you might wish you hadn’t had to wait so long to get to. Maybe that’s what the title is about? If so, 5 out of 5 meta stars.

“Step Inside” comes in out of its quieter intro sounding like just another riff-based track that’s going to wear thin quickly, but here Motorpsycho manage something they would come to perfect as part of their trademark sound in later releases, the careful blending of psych and heavier elements to create hypnotic grooves that are incapable of outstaying their welcome. They get the main line of groove throughout just right enough that it forms a dream substrate of pillowy, angular metal jam, and then sprinkle in a bunch of really satisfying moments. Basically, every transition in the song feels great, and they change things up often enough that the song is constantly delivering the dopamine. It’s interesting to note that almost a year later, a truly frightening, stripped-down version of this track would serve as the absolutely perfect lead in to the (incomparably brutal) title track of their incredible album Demon Box (I’d make a close superlative tag joke here, but I can’t use html). But while that version may have worked perfectly in the flow of its own album, I can’t honestly say I prefer it to this track. NB: any time I compare something favourably to anything off of Demon Box, you know it’s great.

“…We All Float Down Here…” is a great minute of scary noise. Motorpsycho are smart to know that to really get scary, you get a little quieter. The moment the warped, slightly deflated guitar comes in it’s unsettling, and then the backwards vocal takes it to that unnerving place. A short, well executed track.

“California Dreaming” is decent. They play it with gusto and hit a pretty good groove, there are some nice solos, and Bent yells through the lyrics with satisfying abandon. But while the solos sit kind of nicely in the background, they’re hiding behind the main guitar part more than anything else; the groove feels like it would be so much more effective with a little more low end. Basically the mix defeats this one, and I don’t think it’s just the sound quality degradation you always get at the end of an album. Regardless, it doesn’t maintain the energy that the last two tracks built, it lets the album wind down slowly instead of going out with a bang.

So how does it all hang together? More or less. The band would have great heterogenous albums later that still worked to listen through. This one goes to a lot of places - although the sound doesn’t change too terribly much along the way - but it’s the quality and feel that vary too much to really pull all of the tracks into a single experience. The highs on the album are quite high, but there are definitely some doldrums to get through as well, and if you know what you like on here there isn’t an album experience that would compel you to listen through everything else to get to it.

Let's talk about the sleeve quickly: it's simple and serviceable. Ok, done. I don't have the metal case, which would surely be more interesting. I also don't have the insert signed by the whole band. I'm not crying, I just have a lack of Motorpsycho's signatures in my eye…

Watch for: is it just me, or does Bent say “The preacher like my coat” in the second verse of "California Dreaming”? Also, the false endings of “Step Inside” are pretty funny; this is an old trick in classical music, coming back in after the end quieter each time, but metal bands can’t really get quieter without accidentally becoming electric folk rock bands, so they have to get creative…
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